Another year, another choke. I didn’t write this sooner because it just seemed redundant since every article on the planet was about the Braves choking or Yasiel Puig. But now that the god awful NLCS featuring 2 of my most hated NL teams is over, I felt like I could write this for ya’ll.
So, we choked the big one again by not releasing the Kimbrel when we probably should have. Yeah, it’s easy to hate on Fredi G right now because of the decision to pitch a guy that was cut by the Astros not too long ago instead of literally the best pitcher on our roster. But hey, remember his fantastic decision to start Freddy Garcia? #JustMakePitch
I was just as pissed as you were for not throwing Kimbrel for 2 innings but ya know what, we lived and died by the best bullpen in baseball and I can accept that. Believe it or not, Carpenter was fantastic this year and he will most definitely be back in a Braves uniform with a chip on his shoulder.
Now, the Dodgers ate shit and the Cardinals are once again in the World Series. Yay. Offseason talk? Yup.
Rumors are swirling about the Reds trading Brandon Phillips to us for $$, Dan Uggla, more $$, a top prospect and probably even some more $$. While I’d love Brandon Phillips, (imagine that middle IF of Andrelton Simmons and Brandon Phillips…good lord), I’d rather see the Braves go a different route.
I’d like to see the Braves unload Uggla to another team, eat some serious dough (ala Derek Lowe), sign a veteran 2B that gets on base, and trade some prospects to the Rays for David Price.
We haven’t had a sure fire ace since Smoltz left, some argue Hudson (and I love him to death), but he’s never been absolutely dominant as a Brave. The missing ace has killed us in the playoffs and September for the past 4 seasons and I can’t take it anymore. My ideal pitching rotation come April wil be Price, Hudson, Minor, Teheran, Medlen.
I love the idea of bringing Huddy back for relatively cheap, and I just can’t count on Beachy. Oh and THANK GOD Maholm’s gone. Whew.
So, what do you think Braves Country? Phillips or Price? Bring Huddy Back? Or should I just go back to drinkin the beer to my right?